Martha Raye matched Red Skelton in skits during rehearsals for the show. A boot-leg copy of their infamous "Cleopatra" parody from 1962. Martha (mistakenly?) calls Red's character "King Tit" at one point she takes her hand to feel his muscles, Red grabs his crotch to protect that area from inspection. Martha responds with "All right, throw it over here. Holy Christ!" as she grabs his leg, feigning that she's touching his manhood. "Welcome to Hollywood Knickerbocker, no ballroom!" Red cracks. Martha shoots back with "If that wasn't your knee, I'd marry you!" Later there are more leers and lines between the two, when Martha asks to see his tongue and Red rolls it around his mouth to indicate how it can be used. "A tongue like that, and all he wants to do is hump!" Martha exclaims as Red cracks up.
Jean Bartel (former Miss America).
Network TV debut of singer Karen Morrow.
Sursum. Skelton studio
Guy Madison and his wife Sheila Connelly were celebrity dance contestants on Arthur Godfrey Party along with Red Buttons and Vivian Vance on November 3, 1959, the same airdate as his Red Skelton appearance.
The ad for this program was billed as "A redhead meets a redhead", as Gunsmoke actress Amanda Blake guests on The Red Skelton Show.
When Ed Wynn was already famous and on a road tour, he liked the looks of a teenage boy who was hawking newspapers outside the theater. Ed bought the boy's entire stock, took him into the theater as his guest. The boy was none other than Red Skelton.
For this program, David Rose's Orchestra furnishes the music and CBS director of music, Lud Gluskin conducts. Steve Dunne does the Toni plugs and Bob LeMond handles Frigidaire to bankroll the hour.
The Champions were in the film "Lovely to Look At" (1952) with Red Skelton.
Ann Sothern is Red's 1st Guest Star.
Red Skelton returns to television tonight with a new sponsor and a new network and in the flesh. When Skelton started his television series two years ago, he quickly shot to the number one rating in the nation. Last year, plagued by poor health, he filmed his show and took a nose-dive in the ratings.